March 21, 2018

Register now for 2018 Rocky Ledges 5K Trail Run

by Christi Mathis

Due to the threat of inclement weather, the Rocky Ledges 5K Trail Run has been postponed until Saturday, May 5.

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Registration is now underway for the sixth annual Rocky Ledges 5K Trail Run, a unique run that takes places at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Touch of Nature Environmental Center.

The run is set for 9 a.m. on April 14 at Camp 2. Check-in and late registration begins at 8 a.m.

Everyone is welcome.

The course and rewards

While the race begins and ends at Camp II, the course’s more than 3.2 miles cover a wide variety of terrains. Much of the run features views of Little Grassy Lake.

All race participants receive a T-shirt. There are also prizes for the top three male and female runners in each age group, as well as the overall winner. The awards presentation takes place at 11 a.m.

Learn more and register now

Sign up in advance and the cost is $25. Register the day of the event for $30. Light refreshments will be provided.

Register online at Additional information and registration is also available by calling 618/453-1275 or emailing Or, stop by the Member Services Center at the Student Recreation Center.

Touch of Nature Environmental Center and Recreational Sports and Services are sponsors for the event.

View past race results online. The 2018 results will be posted there afterward as well.